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  • The Matchby Bruce Schoenfeld

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    With the help of friends who recognized her extraordinary talent, Althea Gibson rose from a childhood of playing stickball on Harlem streets to claim victory at Wimbledon. It is widely recognized that her sacrifices along the way paved the road for the successes of Venus and Serena Williams. But Althea's was a victory hard fought and painfully won.... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Homelands and Waterwaysby Adele Logan Alexander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom. Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the... more...

  • Running for My Lifeby Warrick Dunn; Don Yaeger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Warrick Dunn was only eighteen when his mother, a Baton Rouge police officer, was shot and killed. Yet somehow he managed to enroll at Florida State University and help his team to a national championship during his freshman year?while also caring for his five brothers and sisters. Despite his modest size, Dunn went on to a storied NFL career with... more...

  • Love Poemsby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love,"... more...

  • How to Make Black America Betterby Tavis Smiley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.95

    Issuing a powerful call for constructive social action, the popular radio and television commentator Tavis Smiley has assembled the voices of leading African American artists, intellectuals, and politicians from Chuck D to Cornel West to Maxine Waters. How to Make Black America Better takes a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach that includes Smiley?s... more...

  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanniby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967?1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds. Nikki self?published her... more...

  • Shiftingby Charisse Jones; Kumea Shorter-Gooden

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They... more...

  • Black Maestroby Joe Drape

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    In Black Maestro, Joe Drape meticulously brings to life the drama, adventures, romances, and heartbreaks of an unlikely participant in the greatest historical events of the twentieth century. It is a breathtaking narrative that takes you from pastoral Kentucky to Mob?controlled Chicago, from the horse country of Poland to the chaos of Red Square,... more...

  • Strawby Darryl Strawberry

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ? Straw is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.? ?Reggie Jackson   ?A riveting and memorable account of one man?s pursuit of a meaningful life.? ?David Cone   Former New York Met and Yankee slugger Darryl Strawberry has subtitled his autobiography Straw... more...